Episode 3716

Australian Air Date: 12th April 2004

A kiss threatens to tear apart the lives of four friends. Will Sally walk out on Flynn? Leah and Flynn can’t deny their feelings for each other.

MR. SPRAGUE (HARRY BRAGG)
Third appearance, last seen in Episode #3710. Complained to Flynn about his sudden flatulence problem.
V.J. PATTERSON/POULOS (CAMERON & NICHOLAS STEVENS)

Extended Summary

RECAP
Flynn is furious with Sally for lying, and in the process putting both his professional integrity and their relationship on the line. He tells her that ‘sorry’ doesn’t cut it.
Leah and Flynn talk about the situation, she wondering what it’d be like were Sally to be having a baby for she and Flynn… she backtracks, uncertain why she said ‘Flynn’. She can’t deal with the fact that she is pulling Sally and Flynn’s marriage apart. Flynn comforts her, and Jesse walks in just at the wrong moment.

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DINER
Sally runs her earlier argument with Flynn over in her head

FLYNN’S PLACE
Flynn is also recalling the words exchanged between he and Sally, she apologising and telling him that she loves him. He pushes his dinner aside

PATTERSON HOUSE
Jesse is demanding to know what is going on, and won’t listen to Leah when she tells him it was nothing, refusing to be fooled. She is unable to tell him exactly what it is between she and Flynn – only that Jesse is wrong. When he accuses her of playing another game, she gets agitated and fed up, insisting that he shut up because he doesn’t understand her. They move to he and Leah’s bedroom (which I can’t remember having ever been shown on-screen before). He insists that he has a right to know what is going on, but Leah scoffs at the thought – he doesn’t own her. Jesse is incensed at the implication, and she apologises half-heartedly for her choice of words. She begs him to drop it, but he refuses, thumping the (rather unstable looking) bed before storming out. She follows him, insisting that he is wrong, and he didn’t even try to listen… if it wasn’t for him, then she and Vinnie would be… she pauses, having made another slip-up with her words. She meant Flynn, and blames it on her anger. However, Jesse doesn’t seem too chuffed that Leah is getting her dead hubby confused with the man whose baby she is carrying. She insists that it wasn’t the way he was thinking, but he doesn’t stick around.

GYM
Jesse watches, the lines of the conversation shooting around in his mind as he watches a random customer violently lay into a punchbag. Jesse gets himself more and more worked up, occasionally thumping the desk and walking up and down, struggling to control himself, and cursing “idiot, idiot, idiot!”.

PATTERSON HOUSE
Leah looks through a photo album, staring at a picture of Flynn and Sally on their wedding day. She runs her fingers over Flynn’s face a bit too affectionately.

FLYNN’S PLACE
Sally arrives home and Flynn stares at the TV, not even paying her a glance. In her mind, she begs for him to talk to her, to say anything. As the camera rests on Flynn, we flash a few times to Jesse in the gym, furiously beating a punchbag. She rests her hand on Flynn’s shoulder, but is unable to provoke a reaction, afraid of saying something wrong if she were to speak.

GYM
Jesse finally backs away from the punchbag, breathing heavily and stuttering “I can’t do this… I don’t wanna do this”, before resting his head onto the punchbag

FLYNN’S PLACE
Sally whispers “Idiot”

Later, she dries up a large number of plates, especially given that there’s only twoof them living there, and manages to drop one on the floor. It hits the floor with a sound that resembles a clatter of pots and pans, but not to worry – the plate has managed to split neatly into two pieces, and Flynn picks them up for her. She breaks the silence to tell him that she’s tired, and he (the ever smart doc) advises her to go to bed. However, she “can’t sleep without” him. He doesn’t want to talk, and instead settles back down in front of the TV

PATTERSON HOUSE
Leah lies in bed as the door opens. Jesse enters, leaving the door wide open and light shining into the room, as he climbs into bed beside her. Leah whines that the light is in her eyes, and is forced to repeat herself when Jesse refuses to jump through hoops for her. He informs her that she always leaves the light on for VJ, but offers to turn it off. She remarks that she was “just making a comment”. She can’t understand what is happening to them, and he calls it simply a “bad patch” that they’ll either get through or they won’t. She was hoping for the “happily ever after”, but he grimly reminds her that “happily ever after” is for fairy tales. She is still insisting that she never did anything wrong, not wanting to fight. He doesn’t either, but he still demands to know what is going on – especially as his partner and his best mate have kicked him in the guts.

FLYNN’S PLACE
Flynn is up late, re-watching he and Sal’s wedding video as the “something old, something new, something simple, but it’s true” music plays over the top

PATTERSON PLACE
Jesse is setting up for the night on the sofa as Leah persues him through. He wonders if she’s looking for a fight by following him around, which is a fair enough question. She does want to fight – for what they have – and can’t see why he doesn’t want to try. He demands that she look him in the eye and tell him she doesn’t feel anything for Flynn, and wouldn’t have kissed him if they hadn’t been interrupted. She asks him to stop “going on” about Flynn.

FLYNN’S PLACE
The wedding video continues to play, accompanied by the same music. His ‘thoughtful’ expression turns to tears as the rain wrecks the wedding.

BEACH
It’s morning and as Jesse jogs into the distance, Flynn starts his jog in the opposite direction

PATTERSON HOUSE
Leah has been left to feed VJ alone

FLYNN’S PLACE
Sally folds up Flynn’s duvet on the sofa, before looking to the TV and pressing a button on the remote. Somehow, she manages to switch the VCR onto play and gets to watch as she and Flynn say their vows in the hospital. She too starts sobbing.

BREAK

PATTERSON HOUSE
Jesse tells Leah he thought a lot whilst he was out on his run – about how she couldn’t tell him that she didn’t have feelings for Flynn. He didn’t think she would do thast, and Leah can only weakly insist that she didn’t. Jesse can’t let it rest, believing that she was going to kiss him, and leah blames it all on the baby – she doesn’t expect him to understand. Jesse just shakes his head – “It’s not an excuse Leah. You’re just an incubator!” . She is furious at the suggestion, but Jesse sticks to his point – it is Sally and Flynn’s baby. She is simply carrying it for him. She is nothing to do with the baby. Just because Flynn’s the father doesn’t give her a right to kiss him, and he knows that something would have happened had he not walked in. Leah is unable to tell him that nothing would have happened.

DINER
Sally sits alone as Jesse enters. Jesse has words with Alf, with Alf enquiring about Leah – it seems that she has thrown a sickie. Jesse tells Alf that she has been feeling “under the weather” and apparently it’s too soon to tell whether it’s serious. Jesse then sits down beside Sal, who is feeling down, beating herself up. Jesse tells her that it isn’t her fault and it becomes obvious they’re on completely different wavelengths. Sally wonders how Jesse knows (reffering to the Floss thing) and Jesse claims that he walked in on them (referring to the Flynn/Leah situation. When Jesse goes into more detail – they were completely wrapped up in one another – she is horrified, and leaves pretty swiftly.

SURGERY
Flynn walks in to find a waiting room full of patients, and is instantly approached by Colleen, who gives him a run down on all the patients he has to see – their full medical and personal situations. Flynn is evidently distracted, not exactly keen to listen to her gossip, and wanders off when Colleen starts to launch into a speech about her Lancey.

An older patient (possibly the chap who needed the morphine) describes the pains he has been getting, but Flynn is more interested in staring at he and Sal’s wedding photo and reminising over past conversations with her than actually doing his job. He then proceeds to walk out, leaving a surgery full of sick patients.

PATTERSON PLACE
Sally arrives to see Leah, enquiring about her health – Leah blames it on “you know, the baby”, to which Sally can only coldly reply – no, she doesn’t know, because she has never been pregnant. Leah invites her in, before flustering about making Sally coffee and sandwiches. Sally’s not hungry, and gets irritated when Leah makes small-talk, ignoring the topic of Flynn. When she finally gives in, Leah denies everything – Jesse’s just got it into his head that something’s happening, but it’s all about the baby. Leah reinforces that she KNOWS it’s Sal’s baby, and she’s trying not to get attached – they’re best friends. Sally rushes off in tears.

BEACH
Flynn approaches Leah on the beach, and Flynn is blaming himself and the rough patch he and Sal are going through at the minute. He just wants to fogery everything, but Leah isn’t sure she can do that. She is sure that something would have happened between them – “you would have kissed me”, but he denies it – “we would have kissed EACH OTHER”. She wanted to kiss him, and he just doesn’t know what to say. He tries to convince her – and seemingly himself too – that’s it’s “just the baby”.

GYM
Jesse is doing some stretches with a class at the gym when Flynn arrives. The pair step aside, and they establish that they both saw one another on the beach that morning. Riight… Flynn once again launches into the “nothing happened” spiel, and Jesse helpfully suggests that he record it and put in on a loop for him. Jesse accuses Flynn of wanting to play happy families with Leah, and an inevitable argument ensues. Flynn accuses Jesse of being self-absorbed – it’s not all about him. Jesse insists that it IS about him – Sally’s his friend, Leah’s his partner and he thought he could count on Flynn as a mate.

FLYNN’S PLACE
Flynn tells Sally that he didn’t betray her – things got close between he and Leah due to the baby, and he recognises completely that it is THEIR baby. Sally feels shut out, and Flynn never wanted it to come between them. Colleen interrupts to inform Flynn about medical matters, and Flynn swiftly gets rid of her. However, Sally orders him to go and see to his patients.

PATTERSON HOUSE
Leah is also trying to make amends with Jesse – she’d never hurt him, and wants to put it behind them. Jesse feels stuck in the middle – first there was Vinnie, and now he’s competing with Flynn, and he can’t do it. He just wants someone to love him completely for who he is… he deserves that.

FLYNN’S PLACE
Flynn has made dinner, but his attempts are in vain as Sally emerges with a bag – she can’t be with him right now, and needs some space to deal with things. She’ll stay at Irene’s for a couple of days, and can’t make any promises about coming back…

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